Lou Hammond & Associates
900 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
212/891-0203; fax: 212/891-0200
Full-service public relations company specializing in communications and marketing outreach for premium brands in the travel/tourism, design/furnishings, culinary, retail, real estate, beauty/fashion and hospitality industries.
Employees: 40. Founded: 1984.
Agency Statement: For three decades, Lou Hammond & Associates (LH&A) has provided strategic counsel and results-driven public relations programs to clients who set the standard in the hospitality, tourism, home furnishings and lifestyle industries. Through powerful, multi-channel communications programs that can be measured to gauge effectiveness, LH&A has earned the recognition and respect of today’s most influential media, its peers and most importantly, clients who rely upon the agency’s service, integrity and unmatched style. Hammond Digital +, the agency’s boutique digital arm, offers custom, multiplatform programs that optimize your message and engage audiences in the digital space.
Founded by industry icon, Lou Hammond, the company takes pride in its departure from business-as-usual, remaining fiercely independent and providing clients with fees based on an agreed-upon plan, not on time sheets. At LH&A expenses are never marked up and clients never run out of allotted time.
Headquartered in New York City with offices in Charleston, South Carolina and Miami, the agency boasts an exceptional roster of clients with an unmatched rate of retention. In fact, many clients have been partners for more than 15 years. Clients find powerful synergistic partnerships within the LH&A community, often joining forces on programs and projects that maximize opportunities for all.
With quality as a guiding principle, the Lou Hammond approach has been extremely successful - making the agency one of the most highly-recognized and award-winning in lifestyle communications.
Lou Rena Hammond, chmn./founder; Stephen Hammond, pres.
Brewster Home Fashions
Crawford High Performance Composites
Stillfried Wien Gallery
Collier County Museums
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Festival Montréal En Lumière
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
Arizona Office of Tourism
Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority
Bermuda Department of Tourism
Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, SC
Explore Bristol, RI
Market New Haven
Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board
New Hampshire Div. of Travel & Tourism Development
Paducah, KY Convention & Visitors Bureau
Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Paradise Coast (Naples, Marco Island, Everglades), FL
Paradise Island Tourism Development Assn.
Providence Tourism Council
Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sonoma County Tourism Bureau
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Virginia Tourism Corp.
FOOD & WINE
Best Chefs America
Caviar & Bananas
Certified Angus Beef® Brand
Sonoma County Vintners
Sonoma County Winegrape Commission
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts
Deep Water Cay, Bahamas
Five Gables Inn & Spa, St. Michaels, MD
Hotel Boutique at Grand Central
Hotel Ella, Austin, TX
Laucala Island Resort, Fiji
Mokara Hotel & Spa, San Antonio
Omni La Mansión del Rio, San Antonio
Red Mountain Resort & Spa, Ivins, UT
Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC
Gaillard Performance Hall Foundation
Housing Solutions USA
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Inc.
American Express Travel
American Queen Steamboat Co.
Blount Small Ship Adventures
Haunted Attraction Assn.
Premier Rail Collection (PRC)
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
SeaDream Yacht Club